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    Froze my uvula off!

    well, almost... It's all swole up and tender as heck. Anybody have suggestions on keeping sinuses warm and moist without saturating your bag?

    It's not often that we drop to the 30's or lower here in south Louisiana. When we do though, you can bet that the air is way drier than our sniffers and throats are used to. Used to not be much of an issue as I would just snug down fully within my synthetic bag. I've converted to down now, so playing hide and seek from Mr. Frost doesn't sound as inviting. Gimme some smarts!

    How would you advise us guys who's sinuses are used to 80' temps and 90%+ humidity?
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    Saline nose spray, I think one brand is Ayr. Keeps the nasal cavity moist. Can also use a qtip to put neosporin or just vaseline in the outer part of the nose if that is getting dry and irritated. But the saline goes all the way back.

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    That happened to me the last time I was hanging out. I had the sniffles going in. Woke up choking. Leaned forward and the darn thing flipped forward and landed on my tounge. Ewwwww.

    I've actually had that problem before and a quick trip to the Dr. got me a Z pack, half week later I had a basic sore throat and the darn thing was about normal. Week later it was a nasty memory.
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    Wearing a Balaclava or a stocking cap to bed seems to do the trick for me when the temps dip below freezing. If it's a stocking cap, I pull it down over my eyes and nose.

    Of course, the latter tends to cause me to oversleep...

    The moisture from my breath gets caught by the fabric and helps with dry sinuses.

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    I pull my balaclava over my mouth and nose. Gets moist but warm. Takes a little getting used to but cold inspires that.
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    I have been known to use a fleece jacket to create a mini climate over my face. Essentially I make a tunnel. Condensation will wet the fleece and keep the humidity up a bit while the air exchange warms incoming air a bit. You can get some interesting frost if it's below freezing. ;-)

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    I like the disposable painters masks with the little plastic valve for X-haling.
    I know, sound dumb but they work and keeps your nose and face warm to boot.

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    Similar to using a balclava, what about one of those dust masks? I was working with one the other day in cold temp and there was all kinds of moisture in there.

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    breathe through a piece of loosely woven fleece or tuck your head under something. maybe a "head blanket" or make a hood that covers your face and nose.

    Of course, in sub-freezing temps, you could end up icing-up... never been that cold, personally.

    Even in spring, I hate breathing cold air.
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    Oh so wait, I wasn't sick? This is a known problem that hasn't been published? Maybe it's something you folks up North are used to that us middle and lower states guys don't have to worry about normally?
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